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Whoopers Grow Up Fast

The whooping crane, North America’s tallest bird, grows from 4 inches tall to nearly 5 feet tall in 80 days. This bird may grow taller, faster, than any other terrestrial animal on the continent. Check out this transformation in this slide show.

Whooping Crane chick

Florida Wildlife Commission

Photos by Marty Folk, Florida Wildlife Commission

Whooper parents feeding chick


Whooping Crane chick "Lucky"


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